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Latitudinal and altitudinal patterns of plant community diversity on mountain summits across the tropical Andes
The high tropical Andes host one of the richest alpine floras of the world, with exceptionally high levels of endemism and turnover rates. Yet, little is known about the patterns and processes thatExpand
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Growth and Organic Carbon Production in Peatlands Dominated by Distichia muscoides, Bolivia, South America
Abstract Little is known about the growth or production of alpine cushion plant communities in the southern hemisphere, even though they dominate many high elevation peat-accumulating ecosystems inExpand
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Long‐term monitoring of tropical alpine habitat change, Andean anurans, and chytrid fungus in the Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru: Results from a decade of study
Abstract The Cordillera Vilcanota in southern Peru is the second largest glacierized range in the tropics and home to one of the largest high‐alpine lakes, Sibinacocha (4,860 m). Here, TelmatobiusExpand
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Catalyzing Transformations to Sustainability in the World's Mountains
Mountain social‐ecological systems (MtSES) are vital to humanity, providing ecosystem services to over half the planet's human population. Despite their importance, there has been no globalExpand
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An integrated community and ecosystem-based approach to disaster risk reduction in mountain systems
Abstract The devastating 2015 earthquakes in Nepal highlighted the need for effective disaster risk reduction (DRR) in mountains, which are inherently subject to hazards and increasingly vulnerableExpand
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Ten Years of MODIS in space: lessons learned and future perspectives
The MODIS instruments, onboard the Terra and Aqua satellites, provide data to observe the Earth's land, ice, ocean, and atmosphere with unprecedented accuracy. Since the launch of Terra in 1999 andExpand
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Freeze–thaw revival of rotifers and algae in a desiccated, high-elevation (5500 meters) microbial mat, high Andes, Perú
This is the first study of the highest elevation cyanobacteria-dominated microbial mat yet described. The desiccated mat was sampled in 2010 from an ephemeral rock pool at 5500 m above sea level inExpand
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